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Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye

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Description

Dragon's Eye is an installment in the tile-matching game series initiated by Activision. Players try to remove mahjong tiles in pairs from a set pattern. Different versions of the game have up to eight different tile sets, twelve patterns based on the animals of the Chinese zodiac, and a layout editor for creating patterns.

In addition to the standard mode, the game also features "Dragon's Eye", a two-player Shanghai variant. Players take turns adding and removing tiles from a small field with one player attempting to remove all the tiles and the other trying to position tiles to make this impossible.

Screenshots

Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye Genesis Avoid playing impossible games
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS Boar layout with Alphabet tiles (Easy difficulty)
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye DOS Ox layout (Master)
Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye FM Towns Master level - tougher challenge

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Shanghai: Dragon's Eye" -- Japanese title
  • "Shanghai II - Drachenauge" -- German Green Pepper release title

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User Reviews

Beautiful... and surprisingly tough for the computer DOS Nowhere Girl (1582)
great for kids and adults memory Windows Deanna King (1)

The Press Says

Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Génération 4 DOS Feb, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
Total! (Germany) SNES Jun, 1993 2 out of 6 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
PC Player (Germany) Windows 3.x Aug, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 23, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Super Play Magazine UK SNES Jun 01, 1993 58 out of 100 58
All Game Guide DOS 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Nintendo Life Wii Nov 28, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 30

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Custom tilesets? 2 CalaisianMindthief (5025)
Oct 27, 2014
I'm missing the fantasy tile set, why? 1 Nowhere Girl (1582)
Oct 26, 2014

Trivia

Extras

Some copies of Shanghai II came with a pouch containing two Chinese "Dragon's Eye" marbles for therapeutic rolling in the hand.

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Puzzle Game in 1991

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